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Europe As an Imagined Community?

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ISBN-10: 383830697X

ISBN-13: 9783838306971

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael Ardovino

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In December 2007, the Estonian government ordered a bronze statue of a Soviet soldier moved in a Tallinn square to a more obscure location. The statue, which was erected in 1947, was regarded by ethnic Estonians as a symbol of Soviet occupation and had become an icon of "old space." It was perceived to be a symbol of an earlier imperialistic and colonial Soviet occupying force. At the same time, the large ethnic-Russian population in Estonia perceived it as a symbol of liberation from the Nazis and the Russian parliament responded by denouncing the move. The statue, like a newspaper or museum, was a tool in promoting an illegitimate identity for many. The statue's removal would more easily…    
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English